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The Pheasant Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Bassenthwaite
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
PaddyBriggs46 London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pheasant is pub we have being going to for lunch for a decade or more on our annual visit to the Lake District. This year it was a disappointment. The Real Ale remains of high quality, so that's good. But the food this time was pretty dire. The Pheasant is up-market with prices to match. The Fish Pie my... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week end was just one of many breaks we've had at The Pheasant. Once again the staff and service were excellent. Also the sign of a well run business is " when the boss is away and the service is still excellent" suggest everything is in order!", the Director/Manager was having a break also. The food both nights in... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we just got back from a three-night stay at the Pheasant, and loved it. We have stayed there before & have never been disappointed; it is welcoming, comfortable, cosy & tasteful and the food is excellent. The bedrooms are charming & comfortable (though some could do with freshening up a bit as the wallpaper is peeling in some parts) &... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried a number of times to get in. Always booked. Surely a good sign Was more organised this time The staff were great knew the menu and could help with my wife's dietary requirements. Costs a little more than most but worth the extra It's worth the drive out of Keswick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pheasant Inn nestles in the loop of a country lane near the head of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Cockermouth. Its low, solid exterior is typical of older houses, farms and hotels in the Lake District. Its interior is far from typical; it is warm and welcoming with two lounges - the smaller one used mostly by residents - both of... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the Pheasant Inn along a somewhat bumpy side-road just off Bassenthwaite Lake. Last Tuesday we'd arranged to meet friends for lunch in the Bistro, but were invited to get together before the meal either in the Bar or the little front lounge. We chose the lounge since it had comfy chairs... A friendly waitress helped us through the menu... More

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service at the pub was very friendly and professional. The food was freshly prepared (be prepared for a bit of a wait during busy periods), portions were filling (great after a long day walking) and very tasty. Overall the cost of a meal was not out of line with anywhere else in Keswick, but the menu was a bit... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth noting that the Pheasant is an inn with rooms, a bar, a lounge, a bistro and a restaurant and I only visited the restaurant. We sat and enjoyed a pre-lunch drink in great comfort while looking at the papers. We were taken throught to the restaurant where we ordered sunday lunch. Starters were the chicken & duck... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the pub following a walk round the nature reserve, and found it was so nice we booked a table for later that evening! We were staying nearby so was ideal walking distance. The menu was prepared each day - so whilst I am going to heavily recommend the lamb I apologise if it isn't on the menu when... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Been coming here for the past few years but up until today had never had the experience of dining here. We chose to go on a Sunday for a traditional pub lunch.We had two course's each, soup for starters and then beef and pork for Maine course. The food was excellent and the service was good and we we're served... More

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Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pheasant Inn 3*
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The Pheasant Hotel Bassenthwaite
The Pheasant Inn Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District

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Dating back to the 17th century, this former haunt of the famous huntsman John Peel has been entertaining guests for the past 300 years in the traditional Cumbrian manner with stunning food and refreshment and good old fashioned values. With an abundance of unique period atmosphere and a sense of timelessness with the clever mix of luxurious, contemporary comforts provides The Pheasant a well deserved national and International reputation. ... more   less 
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